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Violent Crimes

Individuals charged with violent crimes should seriously consider hiring a criminal attorney to represent them during their court case. Violent crimes are those which cause emotional or physical harm to others. Whether the harm is intentional, as with murder, or unintentional, as in manslaughter, violent crimes always result in hefty consequences. It is an absolute necessity to hire your own criminal attorney if you hope to decrease your jail sentence or fine.

Types and Consequences of Violent Crimes

Some examples of violent crimes are murder, manslaughter, kidnapping, armed robbery, sexual abuse, spousal or child abuse, assault, battery and arson. Many others can be added to the list, and all require the presence of a criminal attorney when it comes time for the trial. Letmenu-item-has-children€™s take a closer look at some of these violent crimes and their imminent consequences:

menu-item-has-children—menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children  Assault constitutes a threat or attempt to injure an individual. If you are charged and convicted with assault you may face imprisonment, fines, and mandatory anger management classes. While the threat of assault includes no physical injury, assault still falls under the category of violent crimes, since physical injury was intended.

menu-item-has-children—menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children  Battery is a step beyond assault. When physical harm accompanies assault you will likely spend time in jail. A criminal attorney may be able to get that sentence reduced.

menu-item-has-children—menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children  Kidnapping involves forcing an individual to come with you against their will. It falls under the category of violent crimes because the victimmenu-item-has-children€™s freedom is taken through violent acts, threatening or intimidation. Abducting an individual with plans to hold him for ransom or intentionally injure him is another form of kidnapping. Once you are charged with kidnapping you may be facing up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000, however, a criminal attorney may be able to help you get a lighter sentence.

menu-item-has-children—menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children  Manslaughter is the reckless unplanned killing of another. Voluntary manslaughter involves intentional killing without premeditation. This violent crime is committed as a response to the emotions of the moment. Involuntary manslaughter results from an unintentional, reckless action which ultimately causes anothermenu-item-has-children€™s death. Finally, vehicular manslaughter involves killing a person with a car, motorcycle or boat. Consequences for manslaughter include serving jail time and paying a weighty fine. The presence of a criminal attorney is essential since he will be better equipped to clearly present your case.

menu-item-has-children—menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children  Murder constitutes intentional killing of another human being. First degree murder involves willfully planning anothermenu-item-has-children€™s death, while second degree murder is unplanned and committed when emotions get out of control. Murder is considered one of the highest violent crimes that a person can commit, and is most often punished with life in prison or the death penalty.

Advantages to Hiring a Criminal Attorney

Besides the possibility of getting a reduced sentence, there are many benefits to hiring a criminal attorney to represent you for a case in which you are accused of violent crimes:

menu-item-has-children—menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children  Knowledgeable Representation: A criminal attorney has represented numerous clients charged with many different violent crimes. His experience coupled with a thorough knowledge of the statemenu-item-has-children€™s laws regarding violent crimes and their consequences ensures the best possible outcome for his client. It also takes the burden of interpreting all the legal jargon that will be thrown around the court room off your shoulders.

menu-item-has-children—menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children  Provides Understanding Throughout the Trial: Since legal jargon is your criminal attorneymenu-item-has-children€™s second language, he will have no problem explaining it to you throughout the trial. Youmenu-item-has-children€™ll be much more confident when you know what all those legal terms mean!

menu-item-has-children—menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children  Offers the Extra Support and Assistance You Need: A criminal attorney provides a calming presence when you realize that hemenu-item-has-children€™ll do all he can to help you get a reduced sentence or be totally acquitted. Violent crimes result in hefty consequences, and youmenu-item-has-children€™ll need the extra support as you contemplate how your life will change after this trial.

If you find yourself charged with any one or more of these violent crimes, give Traffic Ticket Pros a call today. Our experienced, professional criminal attorneys are ready to discuss your situation and represent you through the trial.